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" ... books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. "
The North British review - Page 175
1850
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Remarks on Johnson's Life of Milton: To which are Added, Milton's Tractate ...

Francis Blackburne - 1780 - 381 pages
...whofe progeny they are; are ; nay they do prefcrve as in a viol! the pureft efficacie and extradtion of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigoroufly produdtive, as thofe fabulous Dragons teeth ; and being fown up and down, may chance to...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton - 1806
...justice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do eontain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was,...whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...justice on them as malefactors; for books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserv e, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them....
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Occasional Essays on Various Subjects: Chiefly Political and Historical ...

Francis Maseres - Great Britain - 1809 - 607 pages
...as active as that foul was whofe progeny they are ; nay, they do prefcrve, as in a vial, the pureft efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that...they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as thofe fabulous dragon's teeth; and, being srqucncei " fwn npand down, may chance to fpring-up armed...
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Geschichte der Poesie und Beredsamkeit seit dem Ende des dreizehnten ...

Friedrich Bouterwek - Literature - 1809
...be as aclive . as that foul was whofe progeny they are; my, (hey do preferve as in a vial the pureft efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorous ly productive, as thofe fabulous dragons teeth; and being fown up and down , may chance to...
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Occasional Essays on Various Subjects: Chiefly Political and Historical ...

Francis Maseres - Canada History 1763-1791 - 1809 - 607 pages
...as aftive as that foul was whofe progeny they arc ; nay, they do preferve, as in a vial, the pureft' efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigoroufly productive, as thofe fabulous dragon's teeth; and, being sequences " fc>wn upand down, may...
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The life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...them as malefactors: for books are not absolutely dead things, but do cond P. wi 289. tain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was,...whose progeny they are: nay, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...them as malefactors: for books are not absolutely dead things, but do ecu** P. wi 289. tain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was, whose progeny they are: najr, they do preserve, as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that...
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An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political, Volume 2

Wakefield, Edward - Ireland - 1812
...justice on them as malefactors ; for books are not absolutely dead things ; but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was,...whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a viol, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 81

1857
...thought they thus contain. To apply once more the words of Milton to our subject, there will be found "a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they will preserve, as in a vial, the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred...
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